British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Commander in Chief Lieutenant General H C H ...

Accession Number HOBJ2585
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Japan: Kure
Date made 10 November 1951
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Commander in Chief Lieutenant General H C H Robertson (front row,centre), stands on the dais watching his farewell parade at Anzac Park, Kure, Japan. Lt Gen Robertson has been Commander in Chief of BCOF since 1946. Also in the front row of the dias are an unidentified Australian brigadier (left) and Lt Gen Robertson's successor, Lt Gen W Bridgeford (right). Left to right, second row are: Commander C J Stevenson (RAN), Brigadier (Brig) R H Batten (British Commonwealth Forces Korea (BCFK)),Brig R S Park (New Zealand Kay Force) (obscured), Brig B E Alderson (Australian Financial Advisor), Lieutenant Colonel G C Corbauld (25 Canadian Rifleman Group) (obscured) and Group Captain A G Carr (RAAF). A large crowd of officers, family members of BCOF servicemen and Japanese civilians are watching the parade.